As we turn the corner on August and on the summer months, we are looking forward to a great fall season. There is so much landscaping to be done this time of the year especially once the leaves begin to fall. But before that time comes, the cooler temperatures signal a great time to seed, core aerate or renovate your lawn. Core aeration and overseeding are very common methods of revitalizing your lawn, and the best results are achieved when they are done together. Seed germinates and grows the best in the fall so in order to develop a strong, healthy lawn we recommend taking action now.
The fall is also an excellent time for planting many types of plants. Fall annuals add some color to complement the brilliant leaf colors seen above. These will often last all the way up until that first frost hits. Mums are a common autumn sight that come in many varieties and colors. Both planted mums and potted mums are a nice touch to any property. To get a head start on spring color, it’s a good idea to plant some of those spring perennials now in the fall. Actually, most of the spring bulbs have to be planted during the fall. It’s a great time to be thinking ahead for next spring. Even shrubs and trees benefit from being planted now. The soil temperature and cooler air temperatures give the roots a good start and the leaves lose less water. Whether it’s adding some color for the fall season or preparing for the spring season, right now is a great time to plant.
Though it’s not as exciting as a new planting, fall lawn maintenance is very critical during this time of year. Letting the leaves stay on your lawn is never a smart idea. The longer the leaves stay on the lawn the more potential there is for damage to the grass beneath especially if they get wet and matted down. We recommend regularly removing the leaves from the lawn during the fall with a final cleanup at the end of the season that includes all the beds as well. We can blow the leaves into any woods surrounding your lawn or vacuum them up and haul them away. In addition to leaves, branches and debris also tend to accumulate in the fall. We can help keep your yard stay clutter free by removing them for you. Weeds should also be taken care of so they don’t reappear come spring. If we can help you with any of this: lawn and bed maintenance, fall planting, core aeration, overseeding or lawn renovation, please give us a call!
Have a great Labor Day!